Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Show n Tell 2016

Our club held a Christmas Challenge, make a postcard with a festive theme.  These two talented ladies were the winners. Jean's effort won 2nd prize and Gail  won 1st and 3rd prize. Voting was made by club members.

 Here are the postcards, all wonderful efforts.
 Susie B. made a lovely black & white bag. Brilliant effort Susie.
Jean M showed us her reversible table runner.
This Aran cardigan was knitted by Rosalie C. It is going to be raffled for the Hearing Assn.
 This beautiful sampler was made by Francis. She is our UFO Queen! It has taken her 6 years to complete. It is handquilted, quilt as you go method.  The photo does not do it justice I am sorry, the hand quilting is beautiful.
Another UFO by Francis, but it is going to be finished soon! 
 A table runner for Christmas, by Bep.
Kath E. made a table runner with hand dyed puffs.
 Veronica has finished this Soldier wall hanging in time for Christmas, he is just lovely.
 Another by Veronica, it is a Wreath, or can also be used for a table setting.
 Isn't he adorable. a neddlefelt pussycat, by Veronica.
 Here is a Ngaire Brooks pattern, made by Veronica.
 Also by Veronica, is her finished block of the month, looks stunning in black & white and lime green. This bag is also by Veronica.
 Alison B. is very talented and inbetween making quilts she also has finished this amazing alphabet cross stitch.
 Madeline made this scrappy quilt for her Sister's 60th Birthday.
 Madeline also hand stitched these blocks and has made a lovely quilt.
 This table runner was made in a Anna Williams class, by Madeline.
 Also by Madeline is this delightful Christmas Tree made out of suffox puffs.
Judy A has been busy making Christmas decorations and pinned them on this notice board to display them for us.
 Rosie & Jenny made a table centre mat, they attended a class in Foxton at Foxy Cottage.
 Rosie also made these glass cases.
 She also made this table runner, was a pattern from Grandmother's Garden.
 She also showed us this Jewellery Case she has made, one of 12, a busy lady!.
 Daniella showed us her book art, this is the cover, it was a print class project. Inside is all her photographed work.
 She also attended a weaving course on a Marae and here is her finished Kete.
Dianna has completed this table runner for Christmas.
This is a work in progress by Alison B.
Our club travelled up to Auckland in November for the Auckland quilt show, hence no show n tell for November. we will take a break now and meet back in February.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Show n Tell October 2016

 First up for the afternoon was Lesley's finished club block of the month, she has only used 9 of the 12 blocks and will make it into a wall hanging.
These lucky ladies had been to a  quilting retreat and one of the projects they completed was a rotary cutter holder.

This is a close up of one of the holders.

Lynda showed us her Bugs Quilt which will be for her Grandson Liam.
This one is for Issie and is another baby quilt, Baby Dragons.
And Lynda has been very busy as she also showed us her two felted cushions.
Dianna has completed her NZ Block quilt and is very proud of her achievement of machine quilting. well done Dianna.
Maureen L. has been busy making Christmas presents. Lovely bright table runners.
Donna B. showed us her completed top, it was started in a Greit Lombard class our club had.
This quilt is by Donna and is a wedding Quilt for her family, Peter & Robyn who were married in Arrowtown. It represents the lovely church they were married in.
Veronica completed a Christmas table runner when she was at retreat recently.
Rae found this quilt top in her ufo pile and has made it into a cot quilt
Madeline has been busy making baby bibs and owl heat pads.
Heather M. has recently returned from a trip to Canada and made some quilting purchases while she was there.
Frances H. has started a new quilt in black & white. The ideas are from her Grandchildren's colouring in books

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Show N Tell

Morag made this pretty Baby cot quilt, it is for her Son's best friend.

This is a close up of the lovely quilting.
Judy P. made this quilt up from a kit from Grandmother's Garden, it is for her Grandson.
Jean made this bright children's quilt, and has warm polar fleece on the back.
This is a close up of the middle panel.
Lydie went to a Jacqui Karl class at the mini symposium recently, this is a work in progress.

 And she also made this mini postcard.
Frances H. has finished the binding and machine quilted this pretty Baby Girl's Cot Quilt.

A good way of using the extra blocks on the back.
Maureen L. took part in a block exchange and made this colourful quilt.
A close up of the hand quilting in the border.
This is another vibrant quilt by Maureen L.
A close up of her hand quilting.

Diana showed us her aqua rag quilt that she has completed.
A beautiful string quilt by Judy A.
Another by Judy A. This was a club block of the month.

The back showing her machine quilting.

Veronica has completed her Jacobeon wall
hanging, it is in wool & felt.
Keith made up a crazy patchwork cot quilt.
This beautiful cross stitch mermaid is by Alison B. There are lots of crystals and beads sewn on it.